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Congratulations on your new purchase, the Inmotion V8 is a wonderful wheel I am sure you will love it. 

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18 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Welcome to the one wheeled community!  :thumbup:

Regarding protective gear, there are basically three camps.  Group one (The Skin Savers let's call them) are the ones who wisely wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrists guards because they value their health, know that accidents will happen, and want to ride another day.

Group two (The Skin Donors) ride until they have a bad accident to then decide to get geared up.  These are the fearless until they get bitten by the gravel gator that lurks beneath them riders.

Group three (The Hopelessly Scarred) don't need no stinkin' protective gear because they are East Coast Muthafu.... ah... fast healers.  :innocent1:

Which group do you want to belong to?  :efef927839:

Thanks :) ohhh ouch that video looked very painful, though riding in the dark going backwards at high speed while filming is just asking for it >.> I suspect that I would be in group two, because I'm not doing to be doing any stunts or trying anything stupid, although there is a reason they call it an accident haha.. but it's usually pretty cold here so im wearing two jackets and pants most of the time. Though I may decide to invest in some wrist guards when the new higher speed uni gets here but isn't it pretty hard to eat pavement when you're already standing up? Unless of course you're going very fast or doing some tricks..

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44 minutes ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

I ate pavement going super slow on melting ice once.  :crying:  My wristguards, kneepads and elbow padded jacket helped.   Just look what happened to this newb.  :whistling:  ;)

I like to think of wearing protective gear is similar to using a seat belt.  It doesn't guarantee that you won't get hurt, but in the rare case that you do need it, you're very thankful that you did!

Ouch!! Glad you were able to walk away from that one thought you might have broken your neck for a second.. yea I guess it's always a better idea to have protection and not need it heh

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11 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Hi! Lucky you got your V8 while they're still available in North America.

It's not just accidents, but the maybe non-neglegible possibility of the wheel electronics failing in some way (cut out). You get dumped instantly with ZERO chance of running it out or whatever possibility of saving it. Then, only what protection you wear matters. I'm way more scared of hardware failure than any self-caused crashes. Even if the chance is tiny.

Yes actually I got one from an Ebay store in Quebec, was the only one I could find in North America and very glad I did because paying crazy shipping/import fees and waiting a month or more sucks lol... Good point, haven't taken a hardware malfunction or something like that into consideration.. which I suspect could be even worse because you would have even less warning

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So @Rywokast, you just want to tool around and enjoy the wheel like we all do, but with no protection? I only offer this example because you are new. When you have some serious miles under your belt do as you wish. I certainly ride with plenty of guys that don't gear up and it doesn't bother me. But you should understand what you're getting into.

Here's a guy that certainly isn't pushing any boundaries. Does it look like he had a fun day?

 

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Oooh that guy ( @HonestPizza ) had a nasty landing that broke his collarbone when his Ninebot cut out.  I think he had just swapped out his OEM tire for a fancier one so that cutout might have been related to that?  The last I heard they were looking at accident/injury lawyers to go after Ninebot.

I think maybe if he had wristguards on with the palm skid pads he might have used his arms more to help cushion the fall rather than land square on his shoulder?  Hard to say.  I don't think even my padded shoulder motorcycle jacket would prevent that fracture if I landed on it that way.

 

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20 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

Welcome to the one wheeled community!  :thumbup:

Regarding protective gear, there are basically three camps.  

 

Group one (The Skin Savers let's call them) are the ones who wisely wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrists guards because they value their health, know that accidents will happen, and want to ride another day.

Group two (The Skin Donors) ride until they have a bad accident to then decide to get geared up.  These are the fearless until they get bitten by the gravel gator that lurks beneath them riders.

Group three (The Hopelessly Scarred) don't need no stinkin' protective gear because they are East Coast Muthafu.... ah... fast healers.  :innocent1:

Which group do you want to belong to?  :efef927839:

I can only advise to join Group One...

The video is a good example...shit may happen...wheel just stops working then, a no chance to react!

So join group one, please :-) 

And....welcome to the Forum btw

Ninebot C+.....Inmotion V8.....i sense a this will not be the last wheel :-)

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1 minute ago, KingSong69 said:

I can only advise to join Group One...

The video is a good example...shit may happen...wheel just stops working then, a no chance to react!

So join group one, please :-) 

And....welcome to the Forum btw

Ninebot C+.....Inmotion V8.....i sense a this will not be the last wheel :-)

Yes, welcome to the forum and prepare for more and more fun.

And start saving your pennies for a Gotway to ride once you've reached the limits of the V8 (which is a very nice wheel that I continue to be tempted to buy) :D  I'm a big Gotway fan btw. Unapologetic. 

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21 hours ago, Hunka Hunka Burning Love said:

I ate pavement going super slow on melting ice once.  :crying:  My wristguards, kneepads and elbow padded jacket helped.   Just look what happened to this newb.  :whistling:  ;)

I like to think of wearing protective gear is similar to using a seat belt.  It doesn't guarantee that you won't get hurt, but in the rare case that you do need it, you're very thankful that you did!

I have taken some fairly hard falls on black ice just walking.  You get that thin layer of ice on asphalt and you can't even see it ... but it sure is slippery enough to launch you at a good speed!

Also, Rywokast -- if it's how bulky safety items are, it's not an all or nothing choice.  Maybe it's wise to use a helmet but you don't always have the desire or room/ability to carry one around ... you could still wear some gloves, which generally aren't terrifically bulky and could fit in lots of jacket pockets/backpacks or whatever.  Consider going partway even if you don't go full bore on the safety gear?

 

 

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Okay these videos and comments have convinced me to get some safety gear.. don't want to end up in the hospital >.> 

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3 hours ago, kasenutty said:

I bet he totally gets a kabillion dollars :D

Or at least fifty-eleven thousand:D

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4 hours ago, Marty Backe said:

So @Rywokast, you just want to tool around and enjoy the wheel like we all do, but with no protection? I only offer this example because you are new. When you have some serious miles under your belt do as you wish. I certainly ride with plenty of guys that don't gear up and it doesn't bother me. But you should understand what you're getting into.

Here's a guy that certainly isn't pushing any boundaries. Does it look like he had a fun day?

 

If you put the cursor at .07 and keep hitting the mouse button, you can watch the crash over and over, and you still won't know what happened.  Not sure if it's a cutoff or hitting a bump.

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And I encourage you learn rolling. Those situations are just asking for it. 

 

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Ride wheel, be wheel 

- Buddah and Jesus probably

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3 hours ago, kasenutty said:

Ride wheel, be wheel 

- Buddah and Jesus probably

Luckily you got away without learning the age old saying "Break axle, break bone" ;)

Sorry if this is too soon, just came to my mind, no malicious intent, I'll see myself out...:whistling:

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Posted (edited)

Welcome! I had a Ninebot One C+ for about a or two month before getting an upgrade.  Yeh, the 12mph limit is easy to hit.  That video of the E+ failing is very scary!

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Also welcome to the forum. I own an E+ and I used to go out on it without protection too. It was after seeing this video on the forum I decided to never go out on it again without helmet and hand protection. I use these gloves. I think they are not really protecting my wrists, more the skin on my hands. I also have rollerblade wristguards, but I have the feeling they would break my lower arm if I would fall with those on... 

Let's hope we never need them, but the more I ride, the better I come, but the more I have the feeling that I will need them one day...

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